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Sheffield United: Chris Morgan hails Blades kids

Matt Hill and goalscorer Ben Davies celebrate Sheffield United's victory over Rotherham

Matt Hill and goalscorer Ben Davies celebrate Sheffield United's victory over Rotherham

  • by James Shield Sheffield United
 

Chris Morgan, Sheffield United’s first-team coach, heaped praise on the club’s home-grown talent after last night’s dramatic derby victory at Bramall Lane.

Chris Morgan, Sheffield United’s first-team coach, heaped praise on the club’s home-grown talent after last night’s dramatic derby victory at Bramall Lane.

Nigel Clough’s side dealt Rotherham United’s automatic promotion hopes a potentially fatal blow when Ben Davies converted an 89th minute penalty.

Steve Evans, the visitors’ manager, labelled referee Mike Dean’s decision “shocking” and claimed his team had been “robbed.”

But Morgan, insisting the Premier League official had made the correct call, said: “To get that result, with the number of young lads we had out there, is testament to how mature they all are.

“Make no mistake, they’ve just beaten a damn good team and that was ‘proper’ football. The intensity levels were superb.

“We place great importance on bringing players through at this football club and, what those lads have just done, demonstrates the excellent work going on at academy level here.”

Conor Dimaio, Louis Reed and Otis Khan all featured against opponents now nine points behind second-placed Brentford while team mates Harry Maguire, George Long and Terry Kennedy have also progressed through the ranks.

Raging Evans said: “I’ve seen it on DVD, it was a shocking decision by the referee.

“He (Dean) said that even after watching it again that he’d think he got it right.

“We should have had two penalties ourselves earlier which makes it even more galling. Automatic promotion has gone for us now.”

 

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